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CO-OP LOCAL COMMUNITY FUND: FUNDING ROUND CLOSES 11.11.17.

THERE ARE JUST THREE WEEKS TO GO BEFORE THE CO-OP COMMUNITY FUND CLOSES. So far,  our cause has raised a total of £713 from the 1% Co-op members earn when they buy Co-op branded products and services, and from the sale of Co-op carrier bags. However, there’s still £4,447 of unallocated funding up for grabs...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 22ND OCTOBER TO 28TH OCTOBER 2017

Tuesday 24th October: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, HIgh Street Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts  at two sites at 9.15:- 1. Clydach Lock:  Finish back filling behind sleepers. Use lime mortar mix to cement sleepers to top coping stones. Angle grind top of bolts level with sleeper tops. Prepare for repointing of...

TWO WORK PARTIES : 17.10.17

At Clydach Lock we were met by  the visible effects of yesterday’s very high winds. Fallen leaves, washed down the canal in their thousands, were banked up against the stop planks while the bywash was completely blocked.  As  a result the water level had increased alarmingly and was flooding the planks of the scaffolding  in...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 15TH OCTOBER TO 21ST OCTOBER 2017

Tuesday 17th October: Work parties meet at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts at two sites at 9.30am. 1. Clydach Lock: Backfill behind the sleepers, bolt in the sleepers to timbers (postponed from last week) 2. Old Highways Depot: Posts for HERAS security gates to be put in place.  Photo ...

Swansea Canal Article by Martin Ludgate in ‘Canal Boat’ magazine

Martin Ludgate, who was deputy leader of this year’s Waterway Recovery Group Sumer Camp at Upper Trebanos Lock, wrote a fantastc article about the week and also about the future of the Swansea Canal in the September edition  of ‘Canal Boat’ Magazine. It is well worth reading. The link to the article is below. Thank...

THE CANAL BENEATH OUR FEET (19): LOCK 7 AND BYWASH ON 1875 MAP.

We would like to thank Michelle for making this blow up of the 1875 map (plus several models) of  lock 7  in Pontardawe Road, Clydach where we are  currently reinstating the original line of the towpath.  She has superimposed the Victorian map onto a 1990s map so that the position of the 1970s buildings built...

THE WEEK AHEAD; 8TH 0CTOBER TO 14TH OCTOBER 2017

Tuesday 10th October: Work parties meet at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts at two sites at 9.30am. 1. Clydach Lock: Backfill behind the sleepers, bolt in the sleepers to timbers. Photo above left shows the sleepers in position above the reinstated coping stones. (Taken at tea break hence all...

ITV NEWS IN WALES VISIT THE SWANSEA CANAL

Mike Griffiths,  from ITV Cymru Wales joined us today to prepare an item on our two major projects in Clydach for ITV’s News in Wales programme. He started out at the Old Highways depot in Pontardawe Road where Gordon and the gang were digging out the holes for the Heras Fencing security fencing. At present,...

AGM: WEDNESDAY 25TH OCTOBER 2017 AT VARDRE RUGBY CLUB AT 7.30.

The documents relating to our 2017 AGM are listed on our Home Page and can be viewed by clicking on each link. The Rugby Club is opposite the Forge Fach Community Centre in Hebron Road, Clydach next to the Lower Clydach River bridge and close to the Canal. We hope to see as many of...

THE WEEK AHEAD: SUNDAY 1.10.17 TO SATURDAY 7.10.17

TUESDAY 3RD OCTOBER 2017:  Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts at 9.15 at Clydach Lock to continue laying, and cementing in, the coping stones under the new sleepers. There will be another work party at the Old HIghways Depot where the new towpath foundations have been...

The Canal Close to the Swan Inn in Plasmarl.

One more photo of the  Swansea Canal from Dominc Byrne. He says, “The photo shows the canal looking north up what is now the the Morriston by-pass from the Phelps and Williams tyre depot on the roundabout at the top of Beufort Road. The white building on the extreme left of the photo is the...

Clydach Lock Work Party; 26.9.17.

The relaying and cementing of  the coping stones began today. Rhodri from the Canal And River Trust could only start as soon as the lime mortar mix arrived by tractor and trailer. Cementing work was also underway at the Old  Highways Depot fifty yards up the canal so a shuttle service with Gareth at the...